POTD: Italian Marines with Beretta ARX160 and HK MP5 In Action

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day - Life without the Internet, how would it be? How would you make it? Well, you certainly wouldn't be looking at these images from the Gulf of Guniea and the Italian Marines as they move in formation with their Berettas during a visit, board, search, and seizure training exercise aboard the Lewis B. Puller-class Expeditionary Sea Base USS Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB 4).'

The Beretta was developed for the Italian Armed Forces as part of the "Soldato Futuro" project and was launched in 2008.

Italian Marines With Beretta ARX160
Hershel “Woody” Williams is on a scheduled deployment in the U.S. Naval Forces Africa area of operations, employed by U.S. Sixth Fleet to defend U.S., Allied and partner interests.

A nice mix of Berettas and Heckler & Koch MP5s on that ladder.

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Images and captions: U.S. Navy, photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ethan Jaymes Morrow

Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Kevin Kevin on Jun 21, 2024

    New look for TFb? Is this like brand new?

  • Mig1NC Mig1NC on Jun 24, 2024

    Love the ARX, just wish it had better ergos. I wish Beretta had updated it instead of trying to go full modular and compete with the MCX.

    I also wish we could have gotten the 12" version here in America as well.